Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hiroshi Sato - Super Market (1976)

Some readers may know the late Japanese pianist Hiroshi Sato from his excellent Awakening record with Wendy Matthews, or his work with folks like Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuro Yamashita (who, according the Japanese Wiki, called him Japan's greatest pianist). We have some other great, if more subdued albums of his however, starting with Super Market, his 1976 debut. There are some funky jams here, but nothing approaching the heights of the best Boogie or City Pop sounds that would appear in the next few years in Japan, in our opinion. What we're really digging are the Wilson-influenced, lightly fusion/"island sounds" rays caught from tracks like "レインボー・シーライン" and "Night in L.A.".

While it's difficult to find a detailed list of contributors without a physical copy, such notables as Shuichi "Ponta" Murakami, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Minako Yoshida, Kenji Omura, Yoshida Minako and
Kenji Takamizu appear on the record.

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A5Night In L.A.
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  2. Hey, nice blog bro. Thank you for share.

  3. Thank you very much.
    I'm looking for this hard to find japanese records.
    Do you have maybe some of this?
    Kei Ogura - Dream Chasing People
    Joe Yamanaka - To The New World
    Mayumi Itsuwa - Today
    Takao Kisugi - Zigu Zagu
    Yasuko Agawa ‎– When The World Turns Blue
    Miyuki Nakajima - 10 Wings
    Eikichi Yazawa - I Am A Model
    Goro Noguchi - Goro In Los Angeles, U.S.A.
    Noguchi Goro - LA Express
    Goro Noguchi - Light Mellow
    Kazumasa Oda - K.Oda
    Keiko Mizukoshi - I'm Fine
    Masaki Ueda - Charade
    Naoko Kawai - Daydream Coast
    Sadao Watanabe - Front Seat
    Tatsuhiko Yamamoto - Next
    Toshifumi Hinata - Original TV Series
    Yoshiyuki Suzuki - L.A. Lullaby


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